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Journal employee proposes through billboard art

An intimate dinner may be the perfect way to propose marriage for most men, but not Hector Ramirez. When the Journal employee and Livingston resident decided it was time to pop the question to long-time girlfriend Arianna Herrera, he wanted to go big - 8 feet by 16 feet, to be exact.

November 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Marginal increase in county’s unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed at a steady rate in October, according to the latest numbers released by the Economic Development Department.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Energy efficiency mandates, fewer funds, increased assistance demand put TID directors between a roc

A combination of reduced revenues and increased demand for discounted rates could force the Turlock Irrigation District to bear the brunt of solar grant costs in coming years, according to a report delivered Tuesday.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Businesses balk at signage enforcement

The City of Turlock's effort to reign in out-of-control illegal signage went in front of local business owners Monday night, but business owners say they need that additional signage to help weather the down economy.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Boy killed by pitbull honored with tree dedication

A living tree will be dedicated tonight during a ceremony in Delhi in memorial to a toddler who was mauled to death by a pitbull.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army at annual Kettle Kick-Off

Over 600 people gathered at the Larsa Banquet Hall Tuesday to ring in the holiday season with giving. The annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off not only brought hundreds together for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner, but also raised much-needed funds for the Turlock Salvation Army.

November 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Consumers line up for electric mower discounts

A clean air program offering large discounts on electric mowers has already seen its initial round sell-out, but those who didn't get the deal need not worry because more are on the way, according to the local air district.The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is sponsoring the Clean Green Yard Machines program, which offers electric lawn mowers at a deeply discounted rate. The initial allotment of $400,000 for 1,600 mowers sold out in three days said air district spokesperson Janelle Schneider. In response to the high consumer demand, the air district is committing an ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New medical group joins Emanuel

The goal of keeping hearts healthy in the local area has gotten a boost with the opening of Emanuel Cardiovascular Associates, a specialty medical group founded by three cardiologists.

November 12, 2010 | | Local


Bike park ramps up praise in annual report

When Turlock's city-owned BMX Bike Park was approved for construction near the intersection of Panorama Avenue and Paseo de Leon in 2009, neighbors feared traffic, safety, dust, and noise could create significant problems in the neighborhood.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tree gives hope for cancer patients

Emanuel Medical Center will add "hope" to its holiday wish list this year with a new Christmas tree decorated with ornaments made for and by cancer patients and survivors.

November 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID considers all green option

A new Turlock Irrigation District initiative may allow users to purchase 100 percent renewable energy.

November 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Clothing drive for Afghan children

The Noon Rotary Club of Turlock is asking for the community's help to provide seasonally appropriate clothing for children in Afghanistan. The club's Afghan Project will collect waterproof footwear, winter clothing, and other items and ship them overseas where they will be distributed to children who would not otherwise have warm winter clothing.

November 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Consumers see price increases at the pump

The average price of gasoline in California has risen four cents per gallon in the past month, according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

November 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Keyes ethanol plant to reopen soon

Keyes will soon be contributing to California's renewable energy industry once again, as AE Biofuels, Inc. announced it plans to reopen the ethanol plant located off of Highway 99.

November 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Taking the long road

Erin Nelson set off on Wednesday morning on what she describes as a "bike ride around the world." Nelson left her Turlock home headed south for Fresno. From Fresno she will go to Los Angeles, where she said she is booked to speak on "Good Day LA." She then plans to head to Dallas, Texas, then up to New York where she will take a plane to Morocco. From Africa, she will travel to Europe, China, India, Australia, British Columbia and back into the United States. Nelson has been planning this journey for almost a year. When the Turlock Journal ...

November 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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